Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards - 1963

FICTION

Winner:

J. F. Powers, Morte D'Urban
> Read His Acceptance Speech
> Appreciations on Best of National Book Awards Fiction Blog

Finalists:

Vladimir Nabokov - Pale Fire
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Katherine Anne Porter - Ship of Fools
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Dawn Powell - The Golden Spur
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Clancy Sigal - Going Away
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John Updike - Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories
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NONFICTION

Winner:

Leon Edel, Henry James, Vol. II: The Conquest of London, Henry James, Vol. III: The Middle Years
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Finalists:

Rachel Carson - Silent Spring
Arthur and Barbara Gelb - O'Neill
Alfred Kazin - Contemporaries
Frederic Morton - The Rothschilds
Ernest J. Simmons - Chekhov
Page Smith - John Adams
Barbara W. Tuchman - The Guns of August
Edmund Wilson - Patriotic Gore

POETRY

Winner:

William Stafford, Traveling Through the Dark

> Read His Acceptance Speech
> NBA Poetry Blog Essay and Archival Material for Stafford

Finalists:

Robert Creeley - For Love
Donald F. Drummond - The Drawbridge
Robert Frost - In the Clearing
Kenneth Koch - Thank You and Other Poems
Howard Nemerov - The Next Room of the Dream
Winfield T. Scott - Collected Poems
Anne Sexton - All My Pretty Ones
William Carlos Williams - Pictures from Brueghel